New York Times, Monday, December 25, 2006

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
Adam G. Perl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Up to the task : ABLE
5. Machinist's tool : LATHE
10. Study all night, say : CRAM
14. Common cause of postponement : RAIN
15. Rural units : ACRES
16. Olympic swimmer's assignment : LANE
17. Regis Philbin and others : ABCDAYTIMEHOSTS
20. Hive occupant : BEE
21. Ariz. neighbor : NMEX
22. Actor Milo : OSHEA
23. Actress Farrow : MIA
24. Foal's mother : MARE
26. Motion picture academy honor : FILMNOMINATION
33. Tureen accessory : LADLE
34. Hands (out) : DOLES
35. Wall St. deal : LBO
36. Mystery writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
37. "See? … huh, huh?" : GETIT
38. Emptiness : VOID
39. Get older : AGE
40. Gift recipient : DONEE
41. Lemon peels, e.g. : ZESTS
42. Alumni : FORMERSTUDENTS
45. Toward shelter : ALEE
46. Passé : OLD
47. Beauty's counterpart : BEAST
50. The Beatles, e.g. : BAND
52. ___ Na Na : SHA
55. There's one in 17-, 26- and 42-Across : ALPHABETQUARTET
59. Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
60. Alaskan native : ALEUT
61. Transnational currency : EURO
62. Wines to serve with beef : REDS
63. Singer Turner and others : TINAS
64. Comic Sandler : ADAM
1. ___-Israeli relations : ARAB
2. Sweetie pie : BABE
3. Head case? : LICE
4. Finale : END
5. Nonprofessional : LAYMAN
6. Part of a French play : ACTE
7. Cereal "for kids" : TRIX
8. Haw's partner : HEM
9. Language suffix : ESE
10. Place for hangers : CLOSET
11. Impetuous : RASH
12. A few chips, say, in poker : ANTE
13. Tableland : MESA
18. Japanese cartoon style : ANIME
19. Jewish circle dances : HORAS
23. French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
24. Setting : MILIEU
25. Working without ___ : ANET
26. North Dakota's largest city : FARGO
27. Slacker : IDLER
28. Danish birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen : ODENSE
29. Sacred choral work : MOTET
30. Irving Berlin's "When ___ You" : ILOST
31. Back-of-newspaper section : OBITS
32. Nonverbal O.K.'s : NODS
33. Bit of foliage : LEAF
37. Reason for an R rating : GORE
38. Sell : VEND
40. Airline once said to be "ready when you are" : DELTA
41. Nintendo's The Legend of ___ : ZELDA
43. Pulverizes : MASHES
44. Dunkable treats : DONUTS
47. 1930's boxing champ Max : BAER
48. Vogue competitor : ELLE
49. Mimicked : APED
50. Square in the first column of bingo : BTEN
51. Water : AQUA
52. Simple earring : STUD
53. Zeus' wife : HERA
54. Molecule part : ATOM
56. Flier in a cave : BAT
57. ___ Lilly, maker of Prozac : ELI
58. Actor Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA

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